Khushi Nansi (Vic 2T1) has been selected for the Fulbright Canada Student Award (2021–22). A joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America, for more than 30 years Fulbright Canada has been supporting the very best and brightest students and scholars and engaging them in programs of academic and cultural exchange. Fulbright Canada is supported by the Canadian Government, through Global Affairs Canada, by the United States Government, through the Department of State, and by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and university partners.
Khushi graduated in June 2021 with a degree in Art History, Labour Relations, and American Studies. While at U of T, she wrote on vice in medieval Cairo, assisted in interview translation at the Royal Ontario Museum for the exhibition “Indian Chintz,” and in her fourth year, was the Art History Department Intern at the ROM, where she researched Punjabi phulkari textiles. She was also the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Undergraduate Journal of American Studies, spearheading the 2020–21 volume titled “uprooted.” Khushi is now pursuing a Master of Science in Architecture Studies in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, where she is excited to continue exploring vice and intercultural dialogue in the underworld of medieval cities in the Global South, from Egypt to India, with a focus on the forgotten politics and power of women.